Making dinner every night can be hard especially if you don't know what to make or have all the ingredients in the house. I'm a Mom of 4 kids and each week I share Weekly Dinner Ideas & a Printable Grocery Shopping list. No need to think about what to make for dinner, I'll do the planning for you!
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This recipe for chicken and broccoli strudel is great for entertaining or an easy dinner recipe. It looks impressive and is so easy to make!
Question: I have an extra cooked whole ham left over. Can I freeze it? Answer: I freeze ham all the time. My preference is to cube up leftover ham
1 lb Pork Tenderloin 1 3-oz package pork flavored Ramen noodles 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
Ingredients 1 block of Tofu (bean curd) 2 medium sized carrots 5 or 6 beans 2 - 3 leaves of cabbage 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon garlic half an onion
INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp red chili powder 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder 1 Tbsp ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground oregano 1 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon ground
Looking for something special to make for dessert or a snack on St. Pat's Day? These cookies have a little something special inside that turns them a soft shade of green and gives a burst of flavor as well. As a bonus, I'm doing a giveaway this week for a spatula that will make baking these cookies a lot easier!
Thanks to Tracy for submitting this recipe, her words describe it well - So good and so easy! 1.5 Tbsp olive oil 1.5 Tbsp minced garlic 1.5 lbs peeled
1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 - 2 onions, red, white or yellow, chopped 3 tbs diced garlic Fresh sliced mushrooms, canned works too Green or red peppers
Thanksgiving Dinner doesn't have to be hard! You can find lots of easy thanksgiving dinner ideas here including recipes, supplies you will need, and even a printable grocery shopping list!
It is forecast to be 97' today, not a great day to turn on the oven. This ice cream pie recipe is a great alternative to serving ice cream in a bowl and is a super easy dessert to make. This week it is also included in a Memorial Day #SundaySupper movement on twitter. In the right column you will see links to other great recipes to help inspire your holiday weekend menu planning for a great family dinner or dinner party!
My definition of extreme cooking is trying to feed a group of hungry athletes out of a hotel room. In addition to feeding my four teenagers at home, I often take my recipes on the road, literally! If you ever are traveling with a group of people and want to avoid eating out, you will be amazed at how a little planning can enable you to prepare nutritious and economical meals in very little space.
I usually keep a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer to make this super easy Blueberry Crisp at a moments notice. It's a family favorite, and is always a hit at weekend gatherings or #SundaySupper. I recommend putting it in the oven about 1.5-2 hours before you will be serving dessert. That will allow enough time for the crisp to bake but still be warm enough to melt the vanilla ice cream on top when you serve it.
Spring seems to be coming early this year - time to dust off the grill! If you still want to keep the green theme going this Saint Patty's weekend, these Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Legs are easy enough for a family dinner and tasty enough for company. I like to buy an economical, family style package of chicken legs for this recipe as leftovers would be great for lunch the next day. If you're planning a family dinner, follow #SundaySupper on Twitter today and every Sunday!
Corned Beef Brisket can take a long time to cook. This recipe uses a slow cooker and the vegetables are cooked seperately so they can be served in a crispier manner
My family loves ribs, but the weather where we live isn't always the most conducive to cooking ribs outside. This recipe uses a three part method on the stove and in the oven that produces tender meat that falls off the bone. Better yet, the oven braising helps the bbq sauce penetrate throughout the meat. These are rib cook-off worthy and you don't even need to step outside to make them!
I'll admit it, I just won't cook with canned cream soup. I'll blame it on my mother who cooked everything from scratch, but in reality I've found it really doesn't take that much more time to make creamy casseroles using whole ingredients. This recipe for Chicken and Stuffing Casserole is a great example of how you can control the sodium and seasonings by making your own cream sauce rather than using the canned variety.
Scallops are a very easy and fast type of seafood to prepare. If you've never cooked them before I've included some of my tips in this recipe to make sure they turn out great. If the price of jumbo scallops scares you away, frozen bay scallops are often a much less costly option, just make sure you blot them well before cooking!
Any easy recipe that my kids will eat, that includes fish, is a winner in my book. This fisherman's stew can be made in less than 30 minutes and is something even my teenage boys will eat. To make the prep easier I often ask someone at the fish counter to cut up the white fish into chunks. Although the recipe calls for cod, I have also used tilapia or any whitefish that is on sale.
I'm all for easy and this is easy. I like to make this recipe in two pans so that it's easier to blot the fat off of the sausage before mixing it with the potatoes and onions. If you're making this for a party you can even cook it in advanced and keep it warm in the slow cooker.
Thinking of making a spinach and artichoke dip for your Super Bowl party? This recipe scores for several reasons. It is easily made in the slow cooker and it calls for fresh spinach. Most spinach and artichoke dips call for frozen spinach that needs to be well drained. This version calls for baby spinach leaves which makes the recipe fresher and easier to make.
A party isn't a party at my house unless I make these glazed meatballs. When ever people are coming over my kids always ask "did you make the meatballs" Lucky for me, these are so easy to make. I use frozen meatballs, a slow cooker, and a sauce that can be made in advance and even frozen. Gotta love an easy, no-fuss appetizer recipe, especially one that people keep asking for!
I'm all for a good make ahead recipe, especially when I'm having people over. If you feel the same, you'll love this oven baked hot wing recipe. You can make it in advance and then either warm it up in the oven or crisp it up on the grill. Add some blue cheese salad dressing for dipping and game time will be delicious!